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This manuscript presents experimental data in the area of biomechanical cardiac support obtained at the Bakulev Institute for Cardiovascular Surgery in Moscow, Russia. After creation of the left ventricular aneurysm and subsequent cardiomyoplasty, active functioning of the muscle–heart complex...
The breast implant crisis has been widely publicized. Beyond its immediate problems for the patients, the crisis has also discredited the use of silicone rubber as one of the most widely used biomaterials. Silicone elastomer or gel, the primary material in mammary prostheses, may be exposed to...
Glutaraldehyde-preserved bovine pericardium (GPBP) is evaluated as a bioprosthesis for the reconstruction of surgical defects in the thoracoabdominal wall. The mechanical properties of bovine pericardium preserved at different concentrations of glutaraldehyde were studied. Samples preserved in...
The effect of esophageal distension on the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) in 14 normal volunteers and 6 esophageal achalasia (EA) patients was studied. A balloon-tipped catheter was introduced into the LES and a second one into the esophagus. The pressure response of LES to balloon distension...
The absence of foreign bodies in sutureless anastomoses provides faster healing. The first sutureless cholecystojejunostomies were reported by Murphy in 1892. The common bile duct was tied and 11 cholecystojejunostomies plus 12 jejunojejunostomies were performed in 12 Landrace pigs employing...
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